Our pets can be our best friends—but other people’s may not be.
Most of us treat animal bites lightly, but minor bites could have major consequences.
Experts suggest seeing a doctor if a bite has broken the skin or bleeding doesn’t stop after applying pressure for fifteen minutes.
Also, a wound that appears to be getting worse instead of better warrants medical care.
If a bite occurs outdoors, without provocation, there may be a rabies risk. Plus certain chronic medications and pre-existing conditions also increase your risk of complications.
If you’re not sure if your bite is serious, see a doctor. The sooner you’re treated, the less your chance of developing an infection.
Don’t overlook animal bites. That’s some advice you can sink your teeth into.
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